Investigation into Fatal Crash at 15200 Gulf Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 15200 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday (January 17).

The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant R. Klementich and Officer L. Vieira reported:

The victim was driving a gold GMC Sierra 2500 pickup truck northbound on the Gulf Freeway and saw another vehicle lose control and spin out on the freeway.  As the victim tried to avoid a collision, he lost control of his vehicle and struck the right shoulder concrete barrier wall.  The victim then exited his disabled vehicle and attempted to repair it in a moving lane of traffic.

As the victim repaired his vehicle, a white Chevrolet Tahoe entered the freeway at El Dorado and, as the driver came down the overpass, he attempted to avoid a collision, but was unable to do so.  The driver lost control and struck the victim and the pickup truck.  The victim died at the scene.  The driver of the Tahoe was determined not to be impaired and was questioned and released.

VHS/JFC  1-17-18
Inc. #006793318-N